Archive for the ‘E-News’ Category

Time for Three Violinists Refused Access to Flight

Check out the Strad article at http://thestrad.com/latest/news/time-for-three-violinists-denied-access-to-us-airways-flight-with-instruments.

2014 Primrose International Competition & Festival Handouts

Attending the 2014 PIVC Festival? Check out accompanying documents and handouts for the presentations at http://studio.americanviolasociety.org/competitions/primrose/handouts.

Aaron Copland Fund Grant Opportunity

Performing Ensembles Program online grant application is now open:

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is pleased to inform you that the 2014 Performing Ensembles Program grant cycle is now open. The deadline is June 30, 2014. All applications must be submitted through our online system at:


The Performing Ensembles Program’s Objective

To support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. The Copland Fund support contemporary classical music and jazz.


Funds are available for General Operating Support or Project Support for professional performing ensembles with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music and with plans to continue that commitment.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-profit tax-exempt status.
  • Performance history of at least two years at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contemporary American music.

It is advised that organizations whose programming (in terms of duration) for the preceding 2 seasons does not consist of at least 20% contemporary American music apply only for Project Support. Individuals, student ensembles, festivals and presenters without a core ensemble are not eligible. Grants will not be made for the purpose of commissioning composers. Requests from dance companies are eligible, but only for costs associated with live performances of music by contemporary American composers of concert music.

Project support will be given only for a project that begins in the current season. Thus, for the 2014 grant round, support will only be given to projects that begin between September 2014 and August 2015. Multi-year projects will be considered if they begin in the current season, but projects that have already begun generally will not be eligible for support.

Funding Provisions

In general, grants range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Prospective applicants are first encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions at: https://grants.coplandfund.org/faq

If your question is not answered there, please contact Caitlin Murphy, Grants Manager, prior to the time of application at212-461-6956 or onlinegrants@coplandfund.org.

In Memoriam: William Salchow

It has been announced that Bill Salchow, a famed bowmaker, has passed.  He was the husband of violist Rosemary Glyde, who died (cancer) ca. 1994. Visit Strad for more information.

Ivory Import Rules

Following the ivory import ban by the US Fish and Wildlife Service? Catch the recent update at Strad on what instruments can and cannot accompany you on your next flight.

Castle of our Skins

Bostonians, catch Love Affects…, a performance weaving together chamber music and spoken word to explore the effect of love on our sense of self, humanity, heritage and future. Email Ashleigh Gordon, artistic director, for more information.

8:00pm, Friday, May 23 at Roxbury Community College.
Tickets for adults are $10, seniors $5, children free.

Music for Food Boston

Music for Food Boston will be presenting a performance of works by Handel-Halvorssen, Britten, Fauré, Lloyd Webber, Mozart & Dvorák on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Boston University Concert Hall. For more information, mail musicforfoodinfo@gmail.com.

Tucson Symphony Audition

Check out the Tucson Symphony audition information.

NPR – How Do You Sweep the Ivy League?

NPR posted an article on a violist who was admitted to all Ivy League schools. Check it out at NPR.

Ohio Viola Society Competition

Don’t forget to check out the OVS Competition this Saturday, April 5, at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Email Professor Peter Slowik for more information.